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horology
A scientific field that includes time measurement and the principles and technology of constructing time-measuring instruments.
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horology (s) (noun), horologies (pl)
1. The scientific subject area of how time is measured: Because Timothy was very interested in old watches, and had a collection of them, he bought a book on horology to find out more about years, months, days, hours, minutes, etc.
2. The art of making timekeeping instruments; such as, clocks and sundials: Since she was a little girl, Tina was fascinated by old pocket watches and so she decided to study horology and learn more about how time can be determined.
The science of measuring time or the skills of constructing various kinds of time-measuring devices.
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Horology or Time Terms
Horology by Donald De Carle; Dover Publications, Inc.; New York; 1965.
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